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What is the Sutable Laptop with MATLAB?

Asked by Abdullah on 25 Apr 2013

Hello I have TOSHIBA with CPU core i7 windows 7 home, and Ram 4GB but usually when i load a lot of data MATLAB suddenly hung or EXIT, so i want to change my laptop, do have any suggestion for another better model? Because i need it for my study and its very important for me. thank you so much

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per isakson on 25 Apr 2013

The low budget alternative it to add another 4GB Ram.

Walter Roberson on 26 Apr 2013

We need to know more about what kind of processing you are doing. But first step is probably more RAM.

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Answer by Cedric Wannaz on 25 Apr 2013
Edited by Cedric Wannaz on 26 Apr 2013

To be honest, the main thing that I would pay a lot of attention to is to make sure that whatever graphic card you take, it has the GPU Compute Capability 1.3 or above. If it doesn't, you'll be stuck without having the possibility to use GPU processing (which is becoming quite trendy). You should also consider taking an Intel processor ( reasons here and references therein ). For all the rest, as long as you have 64 bits hardware and OS, and 8GB RAM or more, you won't be too stuck I guess.

To be honest, after these items, what matters the most for me in a laptop is the keyboard and the screen ;-) [I can cope with a small processor, but not with a headache-generating screen or a clicking keyboard]. About the overall power, I have a powerful computation server in my office, but I find my moderately powerful laptop to be a good test for my algorithms .. in the sense that most often if "things" don't run on a laptop, it's because of a bad design. So, as far as I am concerned, it is actually quite rare that what I design legitimately requires the power of the server or of an over-boosted laptop, and I am happy with a decent enough laptop even if it's not a killer.

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